TrainRoulette : promoting situated in-train social interaction between passengers

Camacho, Tiago, Foth, Marcus, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2013) TrainRoulette : promoting situated in-train social interaction between passengers. In Häkkila, J., Whitehouse, K., Krüger, A., Tobe, Y., Hilliges, O., Yatani, K., et al. (Eds.) Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp'13 Adjunct, ACM, ETH, Zurich, pp. 1385-1388.

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Abstract

Travelling by public transport is usually regarded as boring and uninteresting. Refraining from talking to the stranger next to you may be due to limitations that are self-imposed and further corroborated by social expectations and cultural norms that govern behaviour in public space. Our design research into passenger interactions on board of urban commuter trains has informed the development of the TrainRoulette prototype – a mobile app for situated, real-time chats between train passengers. We study the impact of our design intervention on shaping perceptions of the train journey experience. Moreover, we are interested in the implications of such ICT-mediated interactions within train journeys for stimulating social offline interactions and new forms of passenger engagement.

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ID Code: 60969
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public Transport, Passenger Engagement, Interaction Design, Urban Informatics
DOI: 10.1145/2494091.2497360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Design
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
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Deposited On: 27 Jun 2013 23:00
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